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Date: 07 Mar 2007 21:24:06
From: Ian Smith
Subject: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
Has anyone tried using a mini electric oven with rotisserie as a
roaster? It would seem to me that a small electric toaster oven,
possibly with fan, equipped with a rotisserie would be a prime
candidate for use as a roaster - simply fit a basket on the spit and
it's not far off a drum roaster, surely?

However, I haven't seen anyone propose using one. Is there a reason
for that?

regards, Ian SMith
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Date: 07 Mar 2007 19:27:43
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
Generally they need to be beefed up to be able to roast the beans rather
than bake them. Mods include adding heating elements or insulation or both,
along with temperature controls and probes. I don't see why a stovetop oven
couldn't be made to roast just fine. Off the shelf, I have not seen or
heard of one working.
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http://www.homeroaster.com
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"Ian Smith" <ian@astounding.org.uk > wrote in message
news:slrneuubbm.jf8.ian@acheron.smithnet...
> Has anyone tried using a mini electric oven with rotisserie as a
> roaster? It would seem to me that a small electric toaster oven,
> possibly with fan, equipped with a rotisserie would be a prime
> candidate for use as a roaster - simply fit a basket on the spit and
> it's not far off a drum roaster, surely?
>
> However, I haven't seen anyone propose using one. Is there a reason
> for that?
>
> regards, Ian SMith
> --
>


  
Date: 08 Mar 2007 16:38:38
From: yoma
Subject: Re: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
> Has anyone tried using a mini electric oven with rotisserie as a
> roaster? It would seem to me that a small electric toaster oven,
> possibly with fan, equipped with a rotisserie would be a prime
> candidate for use as a roaster - simply fit a basket on the spit and
> it's not far off a drum roaster, surely?

Ed Needham wrote:
> Generally they need to be beefed up to be able to roast the beans rather
> than bake them. Mods include adding heating elements or insulation or both,
> along with temperature controls and probes.

you can see the transition ...

Rotisserie: http://www.hottop.com.tw/p2.html
Roaster: http://www.hottop.com.tw/p4.html


  
Date: 07 Mar 2007 23:16:31
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
On Wed, 7 2007 19:27:43 -0500, "Ed Needham" <ed@NOSPAMhomeroaster.com >
wrote:

>Generally they need to be beefed up to be able to roast the beans rather
>than bake them.

What's the difference? Dictionaries say they both mean to cook by exposure to
dry heat.

-- Larry


   
Date: 08 Mar 2007 00:27:25
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
The dictionary definition of 'roasted' and 'baked' won't suffice here.

If coffee beans don't get to high enough temperatures for long enough time
to hit the critical ks in the roasting process, the beans turn out hard,
flat tasting and nasty. They are ruined. This is called 'baked'. They
look flat and dull in appearance as compared to beans that were 'roasted'
properly.

When beans are roasted properly, with temps high enough to bring the beans
through first crack, and if desired, into second crack, then the beans have
a better chance of turning out right, with full flavor and aroma.

A typical toaster oven might not be able to hit 450F or 470F to roast the
beans properly. The beans themselves create quite a heatsink and keep the
temperatures too low when the heat source is inadequate. Modifying the
toaster oven so the heat source is hot enough to hit high enough roaster
temps is what most toaster ovens need in order to roast coffee properly.
--
*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
*********************

"pltrgyst" wrote in message
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> On Wed, 7 2007 19:27:43 -0500, "Ed Needham" <ed@NOSPAMhomeroaster.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Generally they need to be beefed up to be able to roast the beans rather
>>than bake them.
>
> What's the difference? Dictionaries say they both mean to cook by exposure
> to
> dry heat.
>
> -- Larry





 
Date: 07 Mar 2007 13:58:13
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: roaster using mini rotisserie oven
On 07 2007 21:24:06 GMT, Ian Smith <ian@astounding.org.uk > wrote:

>Has anyone tried using a mini electric oven with rotisserie as a
>roaster? It would seem to me that a small electric toaster oven,
>possibly with fan, equipped with a rotisserie would be a prime
>candidate for use as a roaster - simply fit a basket on the spit and
>it's not far off a drum roaster, surely?
>
>However, I haven't seen anyone propose using one. Is there a reason
>for that?
>
>regards, Ian SMith

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